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Drama - Origins of Theatre

The History of Theatre

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Welcome to the study of theatre. In this Research Guide you will find many resources to support you in researching your topic, including practical tools to help you manage your research and keep track of your sources. To get you started, here are some audiovisual resources that give you an idea of the major developments in theatre across the globe at different time periods.

History of Theatre Timeline 

An illustrated timeline of the development of the theatre from ancient Greece to modern day. From Scholastic Publishers.

History of Theatre Site

This Site was created by your instructor as an introduction to this unit of study, The Site provides a brief overview of the origins of theatre and contains short videos, guiding questions, and explanations of key vocabulary and concepts that will help you participate in conversations and contribute your ideas about the topic.

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